Child Slavery In Western Africa
Kids in West Africa work as slaves in chocolate industries
Outside of the cocoa pod.
Inside of the cocoa pod.
This is how a cocoa pod looks like without the upper half of the shell.
Children Are Put as Slaves in Industries in West Africa
In certain parts of West Africa there are big chocolate industries that are enslaving children. Children have to work all day long without getting paid. Cocoa farmers are pulling children from school and making them work. Even those that apply by their own choice have no idea that they will not get paid, but children should get paid for their hard work, and if they don't, it is unfair.
Children Can Be In Danger
Some associations are trying to call people’s attention to this issue. Many different groups are trying to help to free farmers of different ages. Two examples of such groups are: the International Labor Rights Forum - (ILRF), and the International Cocoa Initiative - (ICI). The main goal is to make people all over the world consider this problem. It is a hard task, but if this goal is accomplished, the issue might be resolved. One way that people are helping is by supporting the associations that are trying to end child slavery in West Africa by giving money. Even you can help! There are many ways to help, but unfortunately, not many have yet tried.
If you have the chance please donate to help the children in West Africa that work in the chocolate industries get their freedom!
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Clarke, Joe Sandler. "Child Labour on Nestlé Farms: Chocolate Giant's Problems Continue." The Guardian. Guardian News and Media, 02 Sept. 2015. Web. 22 Mar. 2016."International Labor Rights Forum." Cocoa. Web. 22 Mar. 2016.
"Child Labour in Cocoa." ICI Cocoa.